Virtual Chef

The YMCA of Central Florida’s Healthy Eating Expert, Chef Gary Appelsies, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Master’s in Integrative Nutrition. Chef Gary has been in the wellness industry for 29 years and uses his extensive background knowledge to educate people on how food can improve their wellness goals.

As part of your YMCA of Central Florida membership, Chef Gary is available to help you and your family live better at home. Because the Y is here for you in Spirit, Mind and Body, we want to help you reach your wellness goals not just on the wellness floor—but in the kitchen, too.

Feel free to fill out the form below and Chef Gary will get back to you within 24 hours. Select a topic and, if you have a more specific question, then fill it in as well, and be sure to let us know the best method to contact you. Chef Gary will be in touch soon.

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